Election Commission will now start issuing digital photo voter slips having QR codes
Those with digital voter slips will be allowed to carry mobile phones
NEW DELHI :
Voters in Delhi Assembly elections, which will be held on February 8, will be entitled to digital photo voter slips containing QR codes for the first time. The Election Commission today announced that it will issue digital photo voter slips containing QR code, which will help in easy identification and faster polling using booth app.
For the first time, voters can download their digital photo voter slip from the ‘Voter Helpline’ app available from Google Playstore and Apple app store. Voters need to link their mobile number with that of his voter id card or EPIC number to download the Digital Photo Voter slip from the Voter Helpline App ‘personal Vault’.
Voters carrying digital photo voter slip within voter helpline app can carry mobile phones inside polling station only upto polling official using booth app and use it instead of printed copy.
The Election Commission has also proposed to use Artificial Intelligence tools to predict the length of queue in polling stations through the Voter Helpline Mobile app. If implemented, it will help voters to know the best time to go for polling. The poll party will scan the pre-printed booth slip consisting of a unique QR code to mark the attendance of electors for voting.
The poll watchdog will also allow “absentee voters" to vote by postal ballot in Delhi elections. Disabled voters and those above 80 years of age will have the option to seek postal ballot paper for casting votes. Senior citizens will also get the pick and drop facility for voting.